“Activating” the kids at Bethel Redding

Following is Isaiah’s account of what happened when he encountered the Lord and His elect holy angels:

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory!”

And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!”

Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”  Isaiah 6:1-8

Now to John Lanagan’s piece:


Pinocchio was prone to telling fibs

This article was written after watching the following two videos:Jesus asked Bethel Redding Children’s Pastor for forgiveness? Video, and Bethel Redding Children’s Pastor and the giant finance angel? Video

“Activating” the kids at Bethel Redding

1. “We also have a curriculum, four lessons on that that will just get your kids activated in prophesying over each other, over teachers,  and learning how God will talk to them, learning to hear Him…” [1] –Seth Dahl, Bethel Redding Children’s Pastor

2. “Oftentimes, I think we get too concerned about is that God or is that me. I think we get way too concerned since we have the mind of Christ.  Much of what God will do will feel like us or seem like us. ” [2] –Seth Dahl, Bethel Redding Children’s Pastor

3. “That’s the goal, is to get the children experiencing the works of God from a young age, having experiences to do with God, so they can never be argued out of their experience.” [3] –Seth Dahl, Bethel Redding Children’s Pastor

4. “You know, I think our environment, we have a lot of grace for, let’s say a kid gives a Word of Knowledge that isn’t accurate. We’re okay with that. We just have a high value for risk. And if it didn’t work, it didn’t work, and we move on.” [4] –Eric Johnson, Bethel Redding Pastor

5. “You had me come down and bring some kids to do Words of Knowledge on the stage. Like, how can we activate the kids more?” [5] –Seth Dahl to Eric Johnson

Activate the kids?

Bethel Redding leaders continue to present an unbalanced and unhealthy preoccupation with signs and wonders–or, as I have come to call it, a bells-and-whistles theology. It should be no surprise that this is also present in Bethel Redding’s children’s ministry. It seems as if it is more important to encourage children to seek angelic visitations, visions, and Words of Knowledge than it is to actually determine whether the experience/communication with God is genuine or not.

In other words, there is little discernment at Bethel Redding.  Children’s Pastor Seth Dahl’s response to the interviewer about discernment is telling. Watch from the beginning of video to 1 minute and 40 seconds:

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Roxanne A
Roxanne A
7 years ago

“That’s the goal, is to get the children experiencing the works of God from a young age, having experiences to do with God, so they can never be argued out of their experience.” –this my friends is the wicked goal of all mind control cults. Indoctrinate them as young as possible with subjective experiences- to the point of they can longer be reasoned with. If this isnt openly admitting pure brainwashing I dont know what is

Sola Scriptura
7 years ago

It is so sad how these false teachers are arising even in children’s ministries! We were told time and time again by Jesus and Paul to watch for false prophets and teachers. We were even told in Colossians 2 that men would brag about seeing angels…that they never actually saw. Below are all the warning passages I could find about false teachers and false prophets…for there are many: